River Liffey - Incidents

Incidents

In December 2000 a Bus √Čireann bus, crossing the Liffey at Butt Bridge, collided with another bus and skidded into the Liffey. There were a few injuries but no one was killed.

In July 2011 a man rescued his pet rabbit from drowning in the river, after it was thrown into the river by a passerby. The man dived off O'Connell Bridge into the river in front of hundreds of people, and became a celebrity due to the circulation of videos of the rescue on the internet. The man had been homeless on the streets of Dublin for 22 years, and received an honour for his actions, as well as being offered a job at an animal shelter. The passerby who threw the rabbit into the river was arrested.

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